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Technology Integration for Kindergarteners






Getting Started at the Beginning of the Year

Kid Pix 3

Language Arts-
*Use different fonts/colors to practice typing/writing names or the alphabet.
*Have students write a letter of the alphabet then look for stamps that start with that letter. Students can do 1 or more letters.
*Start an alphabet book. Assign a letter and brainstorm a picture the child can draw for that letter. They can type the word or write it or you can add that later as a label if you want them all to look the same. Collect them to make a class book. Maybe you or some of your quicker working kids can do more than 1 page. Someone can be assigned the Title Page or you can do that.

*Give students a numeral and have them stamp pictures which show the number associated with it.
*Create patterns with stamps.
*Study attributes by having students complete self-portraits and then listing attributes they included or similarities and differences. If you don't want to print, then have students do a "gallery walk" to see each others portraits.

Science/Social Studies-
*Be Free--Illustrate activities which complete "Free to ____________________. (skate, eat, sleep, go to school, etc.)
*Be Me--Illustrate a favorite thing such as food. Once students are done and printed, graph their illustrations and discuss how the students are similar and disimilar in their likes how their favorites are part of being them.
*Being at School--Illustrate a place or person in the school. Use these in the classroom or put in a class book with a real photo of the place or person to help students or new students become familiar with the school.
*More ideas are welcomed!

Class, pairs, individual

Children's Authors

Amazing Authors

When you have finished reading about the authors and have read 1 or 2 of their works, then complete an activitiy below.

1) Marc Brown- Create a short story about Arthur and his friends that teaches a lesson. Brainstorm together using Kidspiration.
2) David McPhail- Create a "What to do About Your Loose Tooth" public service announcement in Photostory 3. Students will draw a picture and narrate. OR Upload pictures and narration into Voicethread and allow other students to comment.
3) Eric Carle- Create caterpillars or butterflies using KidPix 4. Use bold colors, gradients, or textures for each part of the caterpillar or butterfly. OR talk about symmetry with the symmetry tool in KP4.
4) Dav Pilkey- Create cool pictures with cool skies in KP4. Put the pictures into Animoto and watch them play in a cool display.
5) Jan Brett- Act out The Mitten or The Gingerbread Baby with motions and expressions. Take photos on each part and enter into PhotoStory or PowerPoint with narration. (Animal masks available on JB wesite).
6) Felicia Bond- Go to "Mouse Spotted on a Bus" on the website. Take your own stuffed mouse toy and take photos of him in various locations. Post photos and updates of Mouse's journey on a blog.

Pairs or Class

Sample for 4

Sample for 5

Vowel Song & Word Family Center

Project Instructions

Lesson created by E. Aguilar

iPod Lesson:

Teacher and students will create a video which includes We Love Vowels sung to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". The video will then be used in a center.

Class and Centers

Shapes All Around

Shapes All Around Video

Lesson created by P. Bravo.

After studying plane and solid shapes, the students look around the room to find shapes throughout their classroom. From circle to triangular prism, they should find authentic shapes in our real world. Take short videos with the video recorder on the iTouch. Edit the videos in MovieMaker and then convert to view on the iTouch as a single video.

1) Students may go around the campus and playground to video more authentic examples of shapes.
2) Photos of shapes may be displayed on a Promethean Board or through a projector. Students may then trace the shapes with a pen or marker.
3) Students may make a shape book or PowerPoint presentation with their photos.
4) Teacher may add photos to Animoto to create a professional-looking slideshow.
5) Photos may be printed onto cards and laminated. Students may then use the photos to categorize and graph.

Class project with individual videos

Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection Video

Lesson created by Murnin Kindergarten.

iPod Lesson:

This ipod lesson is a review on the rainbow systems. The teacher will need to introduce and explain the properties of color and the patterns in a system (rainbows). The lesson focus is for the student to explore materials to make a rainbow and to observe the patterns in a rainbow. Students will be engaged through pictures, a video, as well as the opportunity to manipulate materials to create their own rainbow after viewing the ipod lesson.

Suggestions: Great center activity or Family Night rotation

Center Activity